Tag: Electric scooters

Jun 13, 2021 - 01:58 pm

Electric scooter safety still a subject for discussion

In order to make e-scooters more perceptible to other road users, 60 of the small EVs from Voi will be equipped with artificial sound systems in three English cities (Birmingham, Bristol and Liverpool). However, the measure is not as unilaterally welcomed as the initiators hoped.

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Jun 2, 2021 - 11:58 am

Kymco launches battery swapping cooperation

Two-wheeler manufacturer Kymco, Super Soco and Felo Technologies have signed a strategic cooperation agreement. Together, the partners want to develop new electric motorbikes and scooters based on Kymco’s Ionex battery platform.

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May 6, 2021 - 12:55 pm

Govecs presents revamped Flex scooter for sharing

Govecs presented a new edition of its Flex electric scooter model especially for use in the sharing sector. The Flex 2.0 comes with a self-developed drive train and a choice of one or two batteries. In addition, Govecs is aiming to set up urban sharing charging stations in cooperation with Swiftmile.

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Apr 29, 2021 - 04:50 pm

GO Sharing to use €50m for multi-modal expansion

GO Green, the parent company of the Dutch e-scooter sharing provider GO Sharing, has raised 50 million euros in a new financing round. At the same time, the start-up announced that it has just launched operations in the Belgian city of Antwerp with 500 e-scooters.

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Apr 27, 2021 - 03:25 am

Ola Electric announces charging network in India

Ola Electric, the eMobility offshoot of Indian ride-hailing giant Ola, has announced the creation of an exclusive network of more than 100,000 charging points for its upcoming electric two-wheelers. This is expected to come up in over 400 cities in India within five years.

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Apr 21, 2021 - 12:51 pm

Tier continues to clean up e-scooter operations

Micromobility provider Tier Mobility has partnered with Ari Motors and Ono to electrify the fleet for operational use. Tier staff will employ electric transporters from Ari and cargo pedelecs from Ono to exchange the batteries and kick scooters in the fleet.

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Apr 6, 2021 - 05:38 pm

Dutch Go Sharing launches e-moped fleet in Vienna

The young Dutch e-scooter provider Go Sharing announces plans to offer its services outside the Netherlands as the start-up launches in Vienna. The Austrian capital now has 200 e-scooters available to use in a pay-as-you-go model.

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Mar 16, 2021 - 03:26 pm

Bird to double its fleet of electric scooters in Europe

Bird has announced plans to invest 125 million euros in expanding its offering in Europe. The micromobility provider plans to double its presence in Europe over the spring and summer by relaunching in 50 cities and expanding its offering in existing cities.

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Mar 11, 2021 - 03:28 pm

Tier Mobility e-scooters can be booked via FreeNow

The Berlin-based micromobility provider Tier Mobility has entered into a cooperation with the Free Now mobility platform from BMW and Daimler. As part of the cooperation, Tier’s electric scooters (kick-scoters and mopeds) will be gradually integrated into the Free Now app.

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Feb 18, 2021 - 03:04 pm

KSR starts Motron Motorcycles with 4 e-models

The Austrian multi-brand importer KSR Group has launched a new brand called Motron Motorcycles aimed specifically at the entry-level and mid-range segment. The brand’s portfolio includes three electric scooters and an electric minibike.

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Feb 17, 2021 - 11:44 am

Ampere Electric to build scooter plant in Tamil Nadu

Indian electric scooter manufacturer Ampere Electric, a subsidiary of Greaves Cotton, announced it will set up a plant in Ranipet, Tamil Nadu, India. The facility to manufacture battery-electric scooters is planned to be operational by the end of this year.

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Feb 1, 2021 - 05:57 pm

Lime adds shared electric mopeds to the fleet

Lime is adding electric mopeds to its micromobility platform and said it plans to launch as many as 600 LEVs on its platform in Washington D.C. this spring. The company is also working with authorities to pilot the mopeds in Paris.

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Jan 18, 2021 - 12:27 pm

Silence scooters to hit UK streets

The Spanish electric scooter manufacturer Silence is set to hit UK streets this month. A four-model range will be on sale, with prices ranging from £2,695 to £4,995.

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Jan 13, 2021 - 02:24 pm

Free Now to offer only electric rides by 2030

BMW and Daimler’s Free Now mobility platform aims to achieve carbon neutrality in all key European markets by 2030 and is committing more than 100 million euros in resources over the next five years to the shift toward e-mobility.

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Jan 8, 2021 - 12:03 pm

Complaints in Canberra on use of electric scooters

There have been a number of negative experiences with electric scooters in the Australian capital Canberra, which were introduced for hire there in August. A report has now surfaced citing the dangers of electric scooter use in the city.

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Jan 5, 2021 - 02:09 pm

Ford to improve scooter AI

Ford plans to equip electric kick- scooters from its micromobility subsidiary Spin with driver assistance systems in cooperation with Drover AI. Together, they aim to bring Level 2 automation to electric scooters.

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Nov 27, 2020 - 11:34 am

The sound of scooters

Electric scooter sharing company Tier will add sound to its vehicles to alert blind and partially sighted people of their approach. The company has partnered with national charity Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) to design the feature and roll it out across its fleet in 2021.

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Nov 11, 2020 - 02:11 pm

BMW reveals near-series e-scooter model CE 04

BMW’s motorcycle unit BMW Motorrad has demonstrated the near-series development of the Concept Definition CE 04 first presented in 2017. The company describes the micromobility vehicle as the “link between the analogue and digital worlds of the user.”

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Nov 4, 2020 - 02:18 pm

VW & Greece to build e-mobility pilot island

The VW group and the Greek government have agreed to establish a “pioneering mobility system” on the Mediterranean island of Astypalea. To this end, the island’s current transport system is to be converted to electric vehicles and regenerative energies.

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https://www.electrive.com/2021/06/13/electric-scooter-safety-still-a-subject-for-discussion/
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